Oude Tart With Sour Cherries | The Bruery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Oude Tart is our Flemish-style sour red ale that has won back to back World Beer Cup Gold medals in that category, as well as a Great American Beer Festival gold medal for the same. This is that same beer, but now with cherries to compliment the flavors of dark fruit, leather and toasty oak that the original is so well known for. While this beer will certainly age fine, we think that fruited beers are best fresh as the fruit character can dissipate with time.

Added by womencantsail on 11-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,112
Reviews:
91
Avg:
4.36
pDev:
8.03%
 
 
Wants:
466
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237
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4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dogleg_left
4.77/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Vigerous poir yields a tan froth atop a deep eggplant body. Head dissipates into a ring that hangs on for the duration. Mammoth oak and sour cherry. Fruit leather. Dry leaves. Aromas are inviting. Palate follows without surprise and is freaking delightful. Reminds me of the sour cherries I'd eat off the tree as a kid. Acidic with some alcohol burn. Dry finish. Looking forward to this with even more age, but I don't think I have the patience to wait.

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Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Radcpa
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Vivs85
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beersnake1
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage tasted in March 2017. Poured from fridge temp. Pours a very dark purple - almost black. Not a ton of carbonation. Smell is out of this world. Incredibly sweet cherries and sour funk. My mouth is watering from the sourness on the nose! Taste is wonderful after 3.5 years. Very smooth. Earthy flavors - lots of sour fruit. Cherries are dominant. I definitely puckered up with the sourness. Also getting some white wine, blueberries, leather, and grapefruit peel. Mouthfeel is great for the style. Overall, this is an amazing beer.

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Photo of hbmcdrew
4.57/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of krl2112
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SomethingClever
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into nonic pint 2013 bottle

A: Fairly decent pour yielded almost no head whatsoever. Could hear it fizz but thats it. Body is a brown bordering on black with tiny bits of light escaping the edges.

S: Lots of cherry and light oak and light vinegar, apples, wine.

T: The cherries are there lots of sourness almost a malty roasty chocolate taste is lingering in the back. Has a little bit of an oaky wood taste.

M: High carbonation very tingly on the tongue but medium bodied otherwise.

O: Not a bad beer, carbonation is huge, bracing sourness, and the oak is very different on the back end.

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Photo of cp45
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ssippisam
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jscheuf
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of shanrath
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mateo2699
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a dark brown with a strong reddish hue. Very lively pour, loud fizzy off white colored head that dissipates to absolutely nothing fairly quick.

Aroma is very clean leather foward with a strong amount of cherry sour, dark fruits like plums and raisins. Oak tannins and slight hints of tabacco and band aid funk creep through. Very interesting.

Taste is a sour bomb! At initial sip, definitely the more sour beers I've ever tasted. As it warms, more leather funk, oak tannins and tabacco come through to compliment the sour cherry bomb.

Mouthfeel is moderately carbonated with a palate coating sourness that sticks around for a good while. Relatively dry finish, with no abv detection. Only reason I wouldn't call this an easy sipper is because it's so damn sour. Overall an excellent brew with great complexity.

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Photo of ross84
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Synthetrix
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jason_cs
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikepcarney
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Dark burgundy body with a very thin tan head. Aroma is funky, oaky, lots of dark fruits and red wine notes. Flavor is dried dark fruits, oak and earth up front, with big tart fruity notes and a lingering tart cherry finish. Very is sticky and syrupy, medium-high carbonation and full lingering finish. Really huge flavor and lots of depth and complexity, well done.

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